Prof. Dr. Nihal SARIER
She began her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Middle East Technical University (1972-1977), and completed her Chemistry degree at Ege University (1978). After completing her graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Ege University (1982), she received her doctorate degree at the same university in the Institute of Science and Technology Physical Chemistry Department (1986).
She worked in the Chemical Engineering Department (1972-1982) and Chemistry Department (1982-1986) as a Research Assistant at Ege University. She held office at Kültür Schools as the Head of Science Department and Chemistry Teacher, and at Kültür Science High School as the Principal (1987-2001). During this period, she organized the Teacher Training Programs for Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Science, and therefore contributed to the training of over 300 teachers in fifteen years.
She gave lectures on Chemistry and Material Sciences between the years 1997-2001 at Istanbul Kültür University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. She joined the academic staff in the Civil Engineering Department as a full-time Assistant Professor in 2001. She obtained her Associate Professorship in 2010 and Professorship in 2015 in Chemistry-Material Sciences. She held office as Vice Dean at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (2007-2012), and as a member of the Board of Directors and the Faculty Board (2001-2015). She was appointed as the Vice Rector in November 2016.
Nihal Sarıer carries out studies in design and development of nanocomposite materials, smart textile materials, dynamic energy management in buildings, clothes and other temperature sensing systems, microencapsulation and electro spinning techniques, electromagnetic shielding, antimicrobial material production. She also took part in various TÜBİTAK projects as a researcher and coordinator. She is representing our country and acting as a researcher (2014-2018) at the European Union COST TD1402 “Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia and Indirect Radiation Therapy” action. Nihal Sarıer published various scientific articles, which have been cited over a thousand times, in many national and international refereed journals. She contributed in the book “Functional Finishes for Textiles: Improving Comfort, Performance and Protection” (2015), published by Elsevier-Woodhead Publishing, writing a chapter as a guest author with Prof. Dr. Emel Önder (İTÜ). She translated the book “One Hundred and Seven Stories about Chemistry”, was published as a part of TÜBİTAK Popular Science Books Series in 2005. She regularly publishes articles on popular science in the magazines Cumhuriyet Bilim ve Teknoloji and Herkese Bilim ve Teknoloji. She’s a member of the Istanbul Kültür Educational Institutions (İKEK) Advisory Board.
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